Greek burgers

We stretched our mince a little further with protein-packed lentils.

Less than 1 hour

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

Pickled onions:
  • 2 red onions
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) warm water (not boiling)
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) vinegar 
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) sugar
Patties:
  • 500g beef mince 
  • 200g cooked brown lentils
  • Salt and milled pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) soy or Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • Handful each fresh coriander and parsley, chopped
Tzatziki:
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup (125ml) plain yoghurt
  • Salt and milled pepper

     

  • Oil, for frying
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 disc (60g) feta
  • 1 packet (30g) rocket

Method:

  1. Combine pickled onion ingredients and pickle for 20-30 minutes until softened.
  2. Drain and set aside. 
  3. Combine patty ingredients and shape into 4 patties.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up. 
  5. Grate cucumber and squeeze out excess water.
  6. Mix with yoghurt and season.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and fry patties to your liking. 
  8. Serve buns topped with tzatziki, crumbled feta, patties, rocket and pickled onions.

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